Norton Anti-Virus, developed and distributed by Symantec Corporation, was providing malware prevention and removal during a subscription period. It used signatures and heuristics to identify viruses. Other features included in it were e-mail spam filtering and phishing protection.
Norton Anti-Virus and Norton Internet Security, a related product, held a 61% US retail market share for security suites as of the first half of 2007.
Norton Anti-Virus was running on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Windows 7 support was in development for versions 2006 through 2008. Version 2009 has Windows 7 supported update already. Versions 2010, 2011, and 2012 all natively support Windows 7, without needing an update. Version 12 is the only version fully compatible with Mac OS X Lion. With the 2015 series of products, Symantec made changes in its portfolio and discontinued Norton Anti-Virus.
Why Norton security?
Norton Security is part of Symantec’s all-new 2016 product lineup, which has been greatly simplified compared to previous years. Gone are Norton Anti-Virus, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360 and Norton 360 Multi-Device. Customers now have a choice between Norton Security and Norton Security with Backup.
Norton Security protects all your devices no matter what they are: PC, Mac®, tablet, smartphone. You don’t need to buy different security products for different devices. And as a user you don’t have to worry about what happens behind the scenes on these devices; your data and privacy are always safe.
Is Norton security the right product for me?
If you are an individual with multiple devices but do not need or want to back up your data, yes.
Do you use a desktop computer to store your pictures and videos at home? A tablet to video-chat with relatives when traveling? A smartphone to quickly check your emails on the bus? All these devices can be protected in a tailored manner by Norton Security, and so can your privacy as you use them.
Thanks to Norton Security’s ease of use you can add protection to a new device you just purchased, or move protection from one device to another. Protecting your data and your personal information needs to be straightforward and you should not have to worry about it, no matter what device you use at any point in time.
If you are a current Norton Anti-Virus or Norton Internet Security user, then Norton Security is the product to upgrade to. Not to worry, it is a very quick process and you will benefit from even more protection than before.
What are Norton security ‘s top features and benefits?
Norton Security’s core value is to offer protection for all your devices, regardless of type, without you worrying about what takes place in the background. To sum it up: choose what devices to safeguard and go about your business. Here are some of Norton Security’s most notable features and benefits:
Currently using Norton Anti-Virus or Norton Internet Security? Upgrading is easy.
Norton Security is a single solution to protect all your devices: PC, Mac®, tablet or smartphone.
You’re protected against viruses, spyware, dangerous websites and downloads, spammers, hackers and more.
Buying more devices? No problem, they are covered. Just add them to your subscription.
Need to transfer protection from one device to another after an upgrade? Easily done.
Lost your tablet or smartphone? Locate it or wipe out its data instantly to prevent unauthorized access.
- Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit) Home/Professional/Tablet PC/Media Center (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 (SP 2) or later
- Microsoft Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (SP 1) or later
- Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (SP 1) or later
- Microsoft Windows 8/8 Pro (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows 8.1/8.1 Pro (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Current and previous two versions of Mac OS® X
- Android™ 2.3 or later (must have the Google™ Play app installed)
- iOS® 6 or later
- Norton Internet Security
- Norton Mobile Security
- Norton 360 Multi-Device
- Norton Antivirus